- Series: New Critical Viewpoints on Society
- Paperback: 247 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 9, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1138999466
- ISBN-13: 978-1138999466
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 51 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Raising Mixed Race: Multiracial Asian Children in a Post-Racial World (New Critical Viewpoints on Society) 1st Edition
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"In one of the best field interview studies of multiracial issues yet to be done, Sharon Chang has captured well for all readers, whether social science experts or not, the gritty realities of being mixed-race in this country."― Joe R. Feagin, Professor of Sociology, Texas A&M University, USA
"If we are to capture the imagination and membership of our community’s next generational cohort, we must become fluent in nascent conversations on multiracial identity...'Raising Mixed Race' is undoubtedly set to become the benchmark tome on this subject..."― Ryan Kenji Kuramitsu, Pacific Citizen
"A must read for parents, teachers, students, and researchers of mixed race early childhood development, 'Raising Mixed Race' fills a critical void in literature on parenting and identity formation for multiracial Asian American children."― Laura Kina, Professor of Art, Media, & Design, DePaul University
"As a historian of racial mixing, I found the quality of Sharon H. Chang's research enviable. Most importantly, as a parent of a mixed, Asian child, I felt relief that such an empowering guidebook had arrived."― Greg Carter, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"The book is groundbreaking. I can’t say enough good things about it...even if you don’t have a mixed race kid yourself - we all have associations with mixed children in our lives in many different ways...We all have a responsibility to read this book."― Minelle Mahtani, Professor of Human Geography & Journalism, University of Toronto-Scarborough
"Raising Mixed Race is the book you’ll probably wish your parents had read... I hope that as many parents of racialized mixed-race children read this book as possible, so that future generations don’t have to wish their parents had."― Rema Tavares, www.mixedincanada.com
"Raising Mixed Race is a fundamental book for all multiracial families who seek to understand the unique perspectives and experiences their children have or will face." ― Maria Adcock, Bicultural Mama
"Though this book has a focus on multiracial Asian children, it is not just a book for parents of multiracial Asian children. It is a book for all children of color... [It] is for anyone who comes in contact with children in any way. This means if you are a teacher/educator, a child care worker, do research with children or on race and intersectionality…This book is for everyone." ― Chandra Crudup, Mixed Roots Stories
"Raising Mixed Race is in many ways empowering: the new vocabulary in the book has helped me talk about thoughts and feelings I didn't have the words for. I hope this discussion moves to mainstream arenas like talk shows and checkstand magazines..."― Hugo Wong, Ricepaper: The magazine of Asian literary arts
About the Author
Sharon H Chang worked with young children and families for over a decade as a teacher, administrator, advocate and parent educator. She is currently a writer, scholar and activist who focuses on racism, social justice and the Asian American diaspora with a feminist lens. Her pieces have appeared in BuzzFeed, ThinkProgress, Hyphen Magazine ParentMap Magazine, The Seattle Globalist, AAPI Voices and International Examiner. She also serves as a consultant for Families of Color Seattle and is on the planning committee for the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference.
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Learning/reviewing the historical development of race and racism. This helped me see how many different ideas and judgments were formed and “white” became the “standard.” Ideas and judgments that I was shocked and saddened to see in myself.
Discovering how ideas of race touch and damage children at a young age. Parents don’t want to talk about this, but we need to talk about this. I have heard people compare the color of my children’s skin. I have heard them say things like, “mixed kids are the most beautiful.” I’ve heard other horrifying and seemingly wonderful things. I wasn’t sure what to say to my kids about this. I didn’t think I had to talk to them about race. I was wrong. This book gave me the courage to start.
Knowing we can do something to help bring about a true post-racial world. We have to. This book features snippets of interviews from mixed race couples. Many of the stories are so depressing—seeing the racism in all of us and knowing how it hurts our kids. Fortunately, in the last chapter, Chang includes many tools (points of intervention) on how to help our kids form a healthy racial identity in a racist system.
If you have, know, and love mixed race Asian kids, you need to read this book. Changing a deeply racist society seems to be an impossible task. But this book gives us a place to start. Don’t wait.